Riddles that require you to wrack your brains can keep you occupied for hours if created well. This is definitely one of them.
There are moments when you are out of ideas to keep yourself entertained and that's when brainteasers work their magic. Riddles that require you to wrack your brains can keep you occupied for hours if created well. The best part about these wonderful mental exercises is that they are meant for both kids and adults alike, to keep them alert and sharp. Keeping the benefits of these exercises in mind, Oxbridge, a distance learning college, has come out with a number of visual puzzles that can be quite challenging and fun at the same time. At the end of the day, puzzles are supposed to keep people engaged for as long as possible and there is one that will do exactly that.
One particular puzzle that has recently gone viral on social media is an illustration of a number of red, blue, orange, and green textbooks all stacked on top of each other. The catch here? There's a pencil hidden somewhere among these books. You have to carefully study the image to be able to spot the pencil. Now, they claim that an average person can spot this pencil in 20 seconds or less. That being said, the puzzle makers have done a pretty good job when it comes to hiding the pencil in plain sight so it might not be as easy. Let's see how long it takes you to find it. Take a look at the image below.
Have you spotted it yet? No? Let's give you a hint then. Try looking for the small eraser attached to the pencil, that will help you figure out where the pencil is. Go on, look again, and this time carefully go over the picture. Take each of the books into account by slowly gazing at them.
By now, you have either found it or you haven't. To see if you are right, check out the answer in the image below:
Apart from servings as a brainer entertainment, the brainteaser also aims at promoting Oxbridge’s £60,000 bursary fund, according to The Sun. The money is "intended to help those who have been furloughed or are looking to learn new skills or qualifications in the lockdown." Apparently, the fund originally stood at £35,000 but was increased due to high demand. Matt Jones, the Oxbridge founder, expressed how their institution is dedicated to helping people change their lives through education. "It’s our responsibility and attitude as a college to help people change their lives for the better. We hope this funding continues to help those in need to attain the qualifications for re-employment, taking the opportunity for a career change or personal development," he said.
Even during this lockdown, Oxbridge is doing its bit to help promote education in an innovative and fun way. "Oxbridge said that the courses which have received the most interest during lockdown are those which increasing their functional skills to assist with re-employment like GCSEs and core skills courses, gaining qualifications to help others with their mental health, for example, Counselling and CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) courses and skills to start their own businesses, specifically in childcare and event planning," according to USA Today Post.